Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: Temples and Tombs, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
Ancient Egyptian craftsmen used bodkins to punch holes in fabric or leather, to facilitate stitching.
ca. 1938-1700 B.C.E.
XII Dynasty-early XIII Dynasty
Gift of the Egypt Exploration Fund
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